Turkey evacuated 2,043 citizens Tuesday from all over the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

At the instruction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, Turkey decided to bring back nearly 25,000 citizens before the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

A specially arranged Turkish Airlines flight left London and arrived in Istanbul in the evening.

Following health checks, 349 citizens were sent to Kocaeli province to be quarantined at a student dormitory.

Meanwhile, Turkey also brought home 750 Turkish citizens from Germany.

After one of the flights arrived in Kayseri province, 232 citizens were

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